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"It's a flying big rig!"
Trevor, during "Monkey Business"

The Western Company Cargobob is a military helicopter present in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto V.


GTA San Andreas

The Cargobob is the largest and heaviest helicopter in the game. Its fuselage is most reminiscent of a CH-47 Chinook (bulging fuel tanks, engine, cockpit/nose design, rear loading ramp), however it has been given a different configuration resembling the smaller Sikorsky S-92. It also features a Fenestron-style tail rotor.

Although the Cargobob features an open rear loading compartment, it cannot carry other vehicles, as the ramp from the back cannot be operated. It is very slow due to its weight. As the Cargobob is very heavy, it is difficult to adjust altitude, turn or conduct other evasive maneuvres; it also lacks any form of defense. It is, however, very strong — it can take over 12 missiles before catching on fire. Having only two doors, the Cargobob is only capable of seating two.


The Cargobob returns in Grand Theft Auto V, being a mix of the Sikorsky MH-53 Pave Low and Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion with its nose and twin side mounted fuel tanks. Also, the tail boom and rotor appear to be inspired by the Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight. Contrary to popular belief it does not resemble a CH-47 Chinook but in fact most resembles the CH-46 Sea Knight which, like the Chinook, has a twin rotor layout but it is much shorter and has a three wheel undercarriage, as featured on the Cargobob. Pressing right on the D-Pad deploys a winch, allowing it to carry vehicles.



GTA San Andreas


GTA Online


  • The GTA V Cargobob is the first helicopter in the Grand Theft Auto series to feature 2 main horizontal rotors.
  • Trevor describes the Cargobob as a "flying big rig" in the mission Monkey Business .
  • The Cargobob, along with the Skylift are the only helicopters in the series that can carry vehicles, with the exception of the Leviathan that is used to carry an armored van.


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